Converge ICT Solutions Inc. alongside three other telco providers from Asia are set to construct and operate a new submarine cable system that will support digital transformation.
Converge announced that it has partnered with China Mobile International Limited, China Unicom Global, and PPTEL SEA H2X Sdn Bhd to develop the 5,000 kilometers South East Asia Hainan-Hong Kong Express Cable System (SEA-H2X).
The submarine cable system will connect Hong Kong SAR China, Hainan China, Philippines, Thailand, East Malaysia and Singapore, with options to extend to Vietnam, Cambodia, West Malaysia and Indonesia
Converge said the system, which will be ready for service in 2024, has a design capacity of 160 terabits per second to meet the growing bandwidth requirement in the region.
“We are pleased to be a partner in this trans-Asia cable that will respond to the booming data traffic between Hong Kong SAR and Southeast Asia,” Converge CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy said.
“This submarine cable system will boost the connectivity between our two PoPs (point-of-presence) located in Hong Kong and in Singapore,” he said.
Uy said the project would further serve as a crucial infrastructure to add diversity and redundancy to Converge’s international network.
“We are truly diversifying our international capacity portfolio as transpacific demand will be served by the Bifrost, and now trans-Asia demand will be served by SEA-H2X,” he said.